Multitasking and connectedness are the defining qualities of the latest
devices for storing, viewing, and sharing digital images.
This stand-alone disk burner can be used for simple backup of your digital camera's memory cards, with slots for five different formats. But it also lets you create "slide show" DVDs of pictures on your cards-no computer needed-that can be viewed on home DVD players. There's a two-inch color LCD screen for previewing images, handy for printing directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer. But we confess that our fondness for the VRD-MC1 isn't strictly photographic: We also used it for one-touch burning of home videos to DVD, with chapters and menus. About $300.